Ports provide 235,000 new jobs
*Mihin Air breaks even:
*Air traffic to increase by 55 percent:
More than 25,000 direct employment opportunities
and 200,000 indirect employment will be generated within the next
five years in the ports and shipping sector, Ports Authority
Chairman Dr Priyath Wickrama said.
Working class can’t be taken for a ride - President
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the working class proved themselves
at the last Presidential Election that they cannot be taken for a
ride by giving false promises. The working class was with the
Government when some elements were trying to deceive them by
promising a salary hike of Rs 10,000, he added.
Bumper harvest eases short supply:
Rice prices come down
The prices of rice have been slashed with the arrival of adequate
rice stocks at the Maradagahamula rice wholesale centre as a result
of the bountiful paddy harvest in the current Maha season.